Yoga and Breathing for Anxiety and Depression Workshop

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Yoga and Breathing for Anxiety and Depression

This workshop carefully alternates between movements and breathing exercises for relieving anxiety and depression. The exercises aimed at helping anxiety are typically slower and deeper, while those meant to ease depression are more energizing heart-openers.



When
Noon-2 p.m. Sunday, May 6. If you can't make this one, get on cambio.’s email list and stay updated for the next one.

You can also try Mood Management Yoga with the same instructor, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20.

Where
cambio. Yoga, 3326 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, 719-321-8547 or 719-291-1798; cambioyoga.com

Cost   
$25/two-hour workshop; $10-$15/suggested donation for one-hour Mood Management Yoga

Instructor   
Laura Fonner is both a mental health professional and yoga instructor. In this relaxed workshop she shares scientific data that makes a compelling case for breathwork and postures to improve mood, lift depression and calm nerves.

Level of intensity (or how many Epsom salt baths will I take the next day?)
Low. This is a combination of low-intensity yoga poses, breathing techniques, meditation and relaxation. Absolutely anyone can take this class. Regardless of your knowledge of yoga, there will be something to help you deal with day-to-day situations like dealing with work stress, calming your child, boosting your energy level and more.

Who is this class perfect for?
Someone who wants more from yoga than just postures in class. Useful handouts and suggested reading lists are provided.

 

lenorasmallLenora is originally from the New York/New Jersey area and has lived in Colorado Springs for 23 years. She is a professional graphic designer and amateur writer. Her first introduction to yoga was in the form of a used paperback book from 1970 called "Be Young With Yoga." After traveling many miles, she returned to her hometown for her 10 year high school reunion and found the love of her life - a man who had been in her first grade class. They've been married for 24 years and have two wonderful sons.

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